When President John F. Kennedy laid out his ambitious vision for space exploration, his language and timeline were crisp and clear: “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth.”
This rallying cry, one of the most famous and successful in history, left the specifics to the scientists and engineers – the technical experts. As our nation’s healthcare system struggles with a similarly audacious moonshot – a functionally interoperable, seamlessly sharing and learning healthcare system – it is imperative that our policymakers similarly avoid getting mired in gnarly specifics, and instead focus on enabling and incentivizing the broader vision of securely and seamlessly shared healthcare information for the benefit of all.
Please click here to read the full piece in Medscape’s blog (free reg. required).